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Youth Activities

Shir Hadash Youth
Shir Hadash Youth Group (SHY) offers young people the building blocks for solid Jewish identity through community, learning, leading, mentoring, and fun. SHY is affiliated with the National Reconstructionist Youth Movement, No’ar Hadash, and as part of the larger group, we participate in the Midwest Kallah and the North American Teen Kallah. SHY activities for each age group are scheduled regularly throughout the year after school on Sundays, Saturday nights, and at other times.
  • Grades 9 to 12: SHY activities are held monthly

  • Grades 6 to 8: SHY activities are held every other month

  • Grades 3-5: SHY activities are held three to four times throughout the year

  • K-2 and below: COMING SOON so stay tuned!

No’ar Hadash Midwest Teen Kallah (6th – 12th grades)

The Reconstructionist Youth Movement (No’ar Hadash) sponsors a yearly Midwest retreat for 6th through 12th graders. We encourage all 6th – 12th grade students to attend this amazing weekend filled with ruach (spirit), fun, learning, and play. A limited number of scholarships are available.

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North American Teen Kallah (6th – 12th grades)

The North American Teen Kallah is held every spring in different locations. It is an amazing weekend of leadership development, fun, and Jewish living. For more information, go to the No’ar Hadash website (

Camp JRF

Camp JRF, the national summer camp for the Reconstructionist Movement, offers a fabulous overnight camping experience to 3rd through 12th graders. The beautiful and wooded camp is located in the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania. Camp JRF offers a unique opportunity for your child to explore the excitement of a 24/7 Reconstructionist community combined with lots of sports activities and fun. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Rabbi Eitan Weiner-Kaplow at or check out the camp website at

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